However, Roskomnadzor will stop blocking Telegram only on the decision of the Federal Security Service (FSB), so far the blockage will continue, Deputy Head of the Supervisory Authority Vadim Subbotin said. According to him, the messenger should contact the FSB, as her appeal to Roskomnadzor was the basis for filing a lawsuit on blocking, and to offer the service interaction. "There are certain requirements that are established by law and by-laws and that are required to be fulfilled by providing the FSB with certain data to the authorized body. In what this order is done - is also established. If the FSB arranges or they understand that the Russian legislation is being implemented, then their decision will be the basis for us to refuse blocking the messenger, "Mr. Subbotin said (quoted by RIA Novosti).
For each user separately, a judicial authorization is required. If it is issued by an independent court on the basis of an examination of all the circumstances of the case, this interference in the right to respect for private life may be justified, according to Damir Gainutdinov, lawyer of the international human rights group Agora, representing the interests of Telegram in Russian courts: "The rules apply to users worldwide. There are countries in which courts can be trusted. " But the Russian authorities want full permanent access to all correspondence, the lawyer continues. "Obviously, in the case of our country, judicial approval does not mean anything and is not a guarantee. The court in this situation simply laying between the FSB and the service. Therefore, I hope, the Russian authorities will not give anything away. " Mr. Gainutdinov also draws attention to the phrase that "at the moment there were no such situations," and plans to publish Transparency Reports: "This allows us to hope that the society will be aware of such requests and the reasons for their execution and rejection."
On March 20, the Supreme Court recognized as legitimate the order of the FSB to provide keys to decrypt messages to Telegram, rejecting the claim of lawyers of the international human rights organization "Agora" representing the interests of the company in court. At the same time, Roskomnadzor notified the messenger about the need to provide the FSB with the necessary data within 15 days, but Telegram refused to do so. On April 13 Tagansky district court of Moscow decided to immediately block access to Telegram resources, having satisfied the suit of Roskomnadzor. Since April 16, the telecom operators have blocked the IP-addresses, which allow Telegram to function according to the instructions of Roskomnadzor. The registry of banned information contained up to 20 million IP-addresses, some of which were subsequently unblocked. As of August 28, about 3.8 million IP-addresses remain blocked.